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People’s Press: A magazine exploring the use of tech for good in 2030

We believe that the future isn’t something that happens to us, but something we can actively shape.

This fictional neighbourhood magazine provides a positive vision for how people might use technology to tackle social and environmental challenges in 2030, showcasing the enormous potential of responsible and ethical technology through a mixture of news pieces, features, interviews and debates.

It includes inspiring stories from the fictional town of Civitana and a piece that delves into the manufacturing revolution - visiting a 'fabrication lab' in a once run-down part of town, meeting the people that made it possible and those who use it as a workplace, and we share the experiences of Qarar’s users, the citizens’ jury platform for collective decision making. We also interview movers and shakers from the community, such as Lethabo who worked on a virtual reality platform aimed at sharing migration stories to build empathy, or Amelie who started a campaign to improve employment rights for freelancers and gig economy workers.

We hope that this positive vision for the use of technology in urban life can help inspire you to address social and environmental challenges in the present and for the future.

Authors

Codrina Cretu

Codrina Cretu

Codrina Cretu

Researcher, Digital Social Innovation

Codrina will be working in the Digital Social Innovation team with research, events, policy engagement and project management work.

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Matt Stokes

Matt Stokes

Matt Stokes

Senior Researcher, Government Innovation

Matt was a senior researcher working on the collaborative economy and digital social innovation.

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Rosalyn Old

Rosalyn Old

Rosalyn Old

Researcher, Government Innovation

Rosalyn is a researcher for Nesta's project with the Greater London Authority Regeneration & Economic Development team

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Oliver Zanetti

Oliver is an independent researcher who specialises in the interactions of new technology and urban society.